Monthly Archives:: December 2012

Hot Off the Press: 69 New Paranormal Titles Releasing in January

Hot Off the Press: 69 New Paranormal Titles Releasing in January

December 31, 2012 Hot Off The Press 0

It’s the last day of the month which means it’s time to check out what we’re going to be reading next month in: Want to know what titles came out in previous months? View all the previous Hot Off The Press posts 2012 may be ending, but there are plenty of titles to help you read in the new year (see what I did there? Switching ‘ring’ with ‘read’?).   Julia and Kristina and I each picked the two titles we are most anticipating below, just in case the full list is overwhelming you with choices. Thanks so much for… Read more »

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Last Weekend to vote in the 2012 Paranormal Cover Art Awards!

Last Weekend to vote in the 2012 Paranormal Cover Art Awards!

December 29, 2012 Cover Art Awards 0

Final Weekend to Vote! Check out the nominees in the categories below the go to the Voting Page to pick your favorites, see artist details, and buy any of the nominated books.  Voting ends on December 31st. Be sure to check back on January 7th to see all the winners. Best Anthology Cover      Best Urban Fantasy Cover       Best Paranormal YA Cover      Best Paranormal Romance Cover      Best Paranormal Steampunk/Historical Cover      Best Female Cover      Best Male Cover      Best Dressed Cover      Best Animal Cover      Best Object Cover      Best Foreign Cover      Most Unique… Read more »

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Early Review: Altered (Altered #1) by Jennifer Rush

Early Review: Altered (Altered #1) by Jennifer Rush

December 28, 2012 Review 6 ★★★★

I’m a big action movie junkie. I love the shoot outs, the car chases, the heart stopping moments when it seems impossible for the good guy to survive. Add in a little romance and I’m in heaven. ALTERED by Jennifer Rush has all of that. It’s like a YA version of The Bourne Identity, but instead of one Matt Damon, we get four.

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Review: THE CAT’S MEOW by Stacey Kennedy

Review: THE CAT’S MEOW by Stacey Kennedy

December 27, 2012 Review 2 ★★★★

Don’t let the cutesy cover fool you, THE CAT’S MEOW is an action packed urban fantasy with a wonderfully elaborate mystery plot at its core. I loved the world building and how what seemed like an open and shut case of animal sacrifice became so much more. The witches and warlocks we meet have interesting powers that I

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Early Review: Touch of the Demon (Kara Gillian #5) by Diana Rowland

Early Review: Touch of the Demon (Kara Gillian #5) by Diana Rowland

December 27, 2012 Review 8

With such an thrilling beginning, it will be no surprise to find that the first half of TOUCH OF THE DEMON is a complete game changer for Kara Gillian. Swept away into the demon world, at the mercy of beings whose motives and manipulations she can barely comprehend, Kara is operating outside of everything known and comfortable.

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Cover Art Coverage: Holiday Edition! 43 New Covers

Cover Art Coverage: Holiday Edition! 43 New Covers

December 26, 2012 Cover Art Coverage 1

There is a cover art deluge this week, just in time for the holidays.  We’ll be back next week with our regularly scheduled format (and snarky commentary), but for now, enjoy! The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa     Two Serpents Rise (Three Parts Dead #2) by Max Gladstone     Keeper of the Shadows (The Keepers: L.A. #3) by Alexandra Sokoloff     Tiger Magic (Shifters Unbound #5) by Jennifer Ashley     Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson #5) by Darynda Jones     Night Vision (Indigo Court #4) by Yasmine Galenorn  … Read more »

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Merry Christmas: 20 Seasonal Supernatural Books

Merry Christmas: 20 Seasonal Supernatural Books

December 25, 2012 Holiday 3

Merry Christmas from all of us at All Things Urban Fantasy.  We’d love to hear about the books you gifted or received this year in the comments.  If you’re looking for a few festive reads to curl up in front of the fire with as another holiday season comes to an end, we’ve got you covered.  Last year we gave you 10 titles, this year we’ve come up 20 supernatural holiday themed books that are perfect reads for this time of year.  Please leave more title suggestions in the comments (especially if you know of any YA titles). Amazon.com Widgets

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Review: DRAGONFLY by Erica Hayes

Review: DRAGONFLY by Erica Hayes

December 24, 2012 Review 1 ★★★

DRAGONFLY was a difficult book for me to read and review as I tend to like to watch science fiction television and movies more than read them. Much of this has to do with getting lost in all of the technology descriptions with no good way to visualize what I am reading. From a purely plot standpoint, ignoring all of the sci-fi elements, DRAGONFLY was a pretty good story filled with tons of action and intrigue.

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Early Review: GILDED by Karina Cooper

Early Review: GILDED by Karina Cooper

December 23, 2012 Review 2 ★★★★

GILDED is set in a wonderfully detailed world filled with an assortment of steampunk gadgets and high society politics. There are happily no lengthy recaps from TARNISHED, which allowed for the action packed GILDED to take off from page one. Cherry has so much on her hands in this book including trying to find the mysterious Ripper and the traces of an alchemical formula, along with working on a murder mystery for her patroness, Lady Rutledge.

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Top 10 List & Giveaway: Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Quirks & win OPAL(signed)

Top 10 List & Giveaway: Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Quirks & win OPAL(signed)

December 22, 2012 Giveaways, Guests 56

A big welcome to Jennifer L. Armentrout today to share her top ten quirks from the crazy (#7) to the ‘duh, don’t we all’ (#4) as she continues her blog tour for OPAL, the third book in the Lux series (published on December 11th 2012 by Entangled Publishing).  We’ve all fallen hard for this sizzling romantic YA series.  In her reviews, Julia describes her love for Daemon and Katy by saying they are “Smart, funny, and aware that sexual chemistry doesn’t equal true love, I am head over heels in love with Katy, the book loving heroine of the Lux series. Pair her up with a macho dreamboat… Read more »

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